In Mr R Banaszczyk v Booker Limited  UKEAT/0132/15/RN the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has overturned the employment tribunal’s decision that a Warehouse Operative did not meet the tests under the Equality Act 2010 and was therefore not disabled at the relevant time.
On 29 December 2015 the Serious Crime Act 2015 came in to effect. Under section 76 of that Act it is now a crime to use coercive or controlling behaviour on another person. It is hoped that this will help victims of domestic abuse which falls short of physical violence as they can now seek protection under this new offence.
Currently, employment tribunals can order employers to pay an additional 50% of any damages awarded to its employee where “aggravating features” exist. This financial penalty is payable to the employee.
Since joining QualitySolicitors Knight Polson over a year ago I have seen a lot of activity in the property market. I have assisted in developing new contacts for the property team in new and established areas alike and with property developers, investors and those involved in professional services for property clients.
From 1 February 2016, all residential landlords and individuals who sublet their property out or takes lodgers in must carry out a “rent check” on all prospective tenants before granting a new tenancy.